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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 30, 2008 11:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Playin' In The Band...all day and all night

yo rasta my friend!!!

doin good here - how have you been doin buddy??

i may be sober, but my sense of humor apparently still sucks.

:)

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Apr 30, 2008 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Playin' In The Band...all day and all night

“Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.” - William James

Just a question of whether you're dancing with wolves or dairycows!:¬)

Laughing Buddha

This post was modified by Jerrob Hungar on 2008-04-30 19:03:21

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 30, 2008 12:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Playin' In The Band...all day and all night

Shit, Alan - great James quote... i cant recall ever seeing that one. very nice

(cool pic too - looks like William Tell after too many rasberry parfaits)

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Apr 30, 2008 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Playin' In The Band...all day and all night

Good to see you back in the fold, Don, even if it is a sheepish metaphor :~)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 30, 2008 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Playin' In The Band...all day and all night

HAH!!! good one my brother :)

and thanks - good to be back in a much better state and place

hope all is well with you, brother

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Poster: sydthecat2 Date: Apr 30, 2008 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Playin' In The Band...all day and all night

How many hours in a day
They tell me 24
Let's get down and dirty baby
Let's get sweet and low

This same guy wrote the words to Box of Rain and Brokedown Palace.

My favorite quote regarding this song is Blair Jackson's. I'm paraphrasing but it goes something like: "Nobody wants to watch the Grateful Dead sing "Let's get down and dirty baby/Let's get sweet and low. Ever." He also said it actually sounds like a below average Tubes song which, of course, is what it is. I'm convinced that during the last year of the Grateful Dead's existence Vince Welnick thought he was playing in The Tubes, as the idea of improvisation seemed to completely escape him. Listen to his comping on Slipknot! Then throw on a Brent version. Hey, I'll even be fair. Throw on a Brent version when Brent is blasted out of his mind and you'll hear better playing. I could never understand what on earth happened at the auditions for the keyboard player in 1990 that made him the choice over Pete Sears and other more copacetic players. I saw Sears a few years back and he would have been a perfect fit for them.

Garcia NEVER learned Samba as far as I can tell. Now granted he wasn't much for learning anything by this point, including his lesson, but if you listen to the Oakland '94 show with Branford Marsalis you'll hear the sax player sail effortlessly through the changes that make up the instrumental break and actually make the song sound half way decent(the Garcia of 1989-91 could have done the same). It is, for me, the only one worth listening to. Even Garcia seems to show a little spark, egged on by his guest. At least he lets Branford play in this hsow unlike the sad spectacle of the late '93 Marsalis show.

Hey what are we talkin' about, Syd??? This thread is all about Playing in the Band! And YES!! I think I could listen to that song for hours too. I have had a few experiences where I have been listening to the Dead with friends, and talking and socializing at the same time, and lost the plot, and had to ask if the band were still playin' Playin'. That's the sign of a really good Playin'.

Wish I could see either Phil or Bob this summer. Oh well. Canada seems off the radar for the moment.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 1, 2008 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Playin' In The Band...all day and all night

Whoaa...good, insightful read, my friend! I know nothing, absolutely nothing about this period (I have actually not listened to a song post 87), but this all made perfect sense to me...

Thanks.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Apr 30, 2008 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Playin' In The Band...all day and all night

I be doin good also. Just moved 40mi west from Stockton to a cooler Pittsburg, boy, stockton was a summer broiler to live in.
u got humour! laughter is the best medicene-(the old Readers Digest addage)
Hey come join the run 'r walk if u get by the left coast in May-be. >> http://www.ingbaytobreakers.com/main.html
I'll slam some O'Douls with you! :)

This post was modified by rastamon on 2008-04-30 19:43:52